June has yielded some strange weather, from unbearable high temps to downright cold low temps. This drastic change in weather greatly affects your landscapes.
Every time it feels as though we are settling into a weather pattern, Mother Nature throws us a curve ball. After a string of warm weather, we were greeted with high temps that did not hit 60 degrees. Shortly after that, we were presented with temperatures near 90. Certain areas experienced some substantial moisture throughout the month as well. This drastically changing weather not only drove us humans crazy, but it has had an impact on our landscapes in the region as well.
Due to the cooler temps and lack of sunlight, weed growth slowed slightly, which is positive; however, the same conditions that slow weeds can also create an outbreak of disease as temperatures rise again. Certain diseases, like powdery mildew, will thrive in periods of moisture and rising temps.
We’d also like to remind everyone to keep an eye out for ticks, particularly deer tick nymphs, which can be as small as a pen-tip and are often the most common carriers of Lyme disease. Be sure to inspect yourselves, your children, and your pets, especially after any activity in grassy or wooded areas.
If you are experiencing any insect or disease problems because of the weather roller coaster we’ve been on, don’t hesitate to consult with a Certified Arborist.